Teeth: Your body's early warning system | Marielle Pariseau DMD | TEDxSaltLakeCity

Teeth: Your body's early warning system | Marielle Pariseau DMD | TEDxSaltLakeCity

When the hardest substance in the human body deteriorates, what is our body trying to tell us? Learn from dentist Marielle Pariseau how a cavity is a warning signal for more serious problems to come.

About the speaker:
Marielle Pariseau is a dentist, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Teeth First. Marielle is a dentist with the soul of a Tooth Fairy. She is an explorer engaged in the complex discovery of how community can contribute to oral health as part of its fabric of caring. Marielle is an architect enabling others to build and develop new oral health support systems. As a speaker, Marielle connects teeth to body and mouth to health in a uniquely engaging way. Her core belief: oral health is a fundamental human right. Her vision: a cavity-free future. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


  1. iYou iTry on September 2, 2022 at 5:59 am

    The demand for dentists increased bcuz of cosmetics and veneers

  2. Real Creature on September 2, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Teeth are the canary in the coal mine.

  3. John Rider on September 2, 2022 at 6:01 am

    I have no teeth. At 55

  4. D-Nugget on September 2, 2022 at 6:03 am

    we would all love to focus on prevention but insurance won’t pay and it’s a lot habit change , patients barely floss and come to appt . So good luck

  5. Gary Francis on September 2, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Volume is too low.

  6. Thomas J Blackman Jr on September 2, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Amen! Amen!! GOOD JOB!!!😁💖💯👍👌🙌👏

  7. Cutesy Bunny on September 2, 2022 at 6:07 am

    The FLORIDE in water NEEDS TO BE REMOVED!!!!!! It’s a fraud. SUGAR IS A DRUG. We all need to ween ourselves off of it. 💥💯

  8. Ann Porter on September 2, 2022 at 6:09 am

    I distrust everyone at the dentist office – always a huge debate over their cancer causing radiating
    X-RAYS !!!

  9. Terri Worthington on September 2, 2022 at 6:10 am

    What a wonderful speaker – thank you 🙏 for sharing. BTW what beautiful legs 🦵

  10. Altum Nexum on September 2, 2022 at 6:11 am

    Flouride is a poison which came out of the waste of aluminum and they have the greatest idea in 1945 to sell it to the world as solution for tooth decay …. So please lady do your research and stop promoting death . I like to much much more but I think am wastinig my time !

  11. justin mas on September 2, 2022 at 6:12 am

    Big Ag sugar is killing more humans than all the worlds guns. That is how a real conspiracy works, right in the open.

  12. Well Bodi Nar Gentri on September 2, 2022 at 6:13 am

    The body needs sugar, but people need universal access to regular dental appointments.

  13. Jai Singh on September 2, 2022 at 6:14 am

    I ordered a whole chocolate cake and decided to watch you tube while having it and this video popped up and I still ate the whole cake

  14. Leslie Wyatt on September 2, 2022 at 6:15 am

    ⏰ Indeed, dental health is imperative to our overall well-being. On the contrary, I disagree abt the fluoridation via our water. They are adding toxic/poisonous levels of Flouride to our major water resources. A lot of research confirms this, resulting via not only major teeth & gum problems but many other illnesses. To add, genetic predisposition plays a pivotal role too. +*× [ I understand ppl want to raise taxes on any food w/ sugar inc soda pop] *+× but… Most EVERYTHG we ingest breaks down into sugar/glucose. Shld we all just starve & live on water? Smh. Respectfully, there shld be more education abt dental care. For Example.. A lot of ppl have dental problems bc their parents, or whomever gave them juice or pop, etc in a bottle. This needs awareness!! Please .. just bc yr baby has no teeth yet does not mean YOU aren’t causing harm to their teeth /gums later in life. It does. I beseech anyone caring for babies to research. Don’t give babies juice, pop, etc & esp lay them down ..smh. Also, if you have a nagging toothache do not procrastinate to go get it chked. A tooth infection can be fatal. Also, avoid acidic foods ec eating lemons. This strong enamel they speak of can be destroyed easier than you thk. Use mouthwash to rid oral cavity from bacteria & floss gently. Also, beware of teeth whitening agents. They can cause deterioration of yr enamel..facts,, again.. Oh & a significant culprit w/ tooth decay, etc is untreated gastric reflux. Sadly, some of the thgs I’ve mentioned are not shared, esp by yr DDS. Afterall, the overabundance of Flouride in the water increased the demand for DDS’ exponentially. Make no mistake, they are making a fortune off yr dental probs. Truth.. by all means research it for yrselves. I do hope my comment here helps someone. Rarely, I ate or consumed sugar/ sugar products. .. but my Father had a great insurance policy. The family DDS made a fortune claiming & fixing "necessary" dental work i did not need. Thank you.

  15. Andrei Petunin eucs dot uk on September 2, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Sugar, so tasty. Sugar!

  16. Mary Pell on September 2, 2022 at 6:16 am

    What an enlightening talk. Thankyou for sharing this information. Just brilliant.

  17. C'ain't Do'it on September 2, 2022 at 6:16 am

    We vote every day by where we spend our money, saying what is acceptable to us. Perhaps dentists could hand out better toothpaste as well? Without flouride?… Flouride also calcifies the pineal gland. ❤️ Blessings.

  18. Jo Bee on September 2, 2022 at 6:18 am

    Drinking flouride in the water prevents tooth decay? At what cost?? Isn’t it a neurotoxin??

  19. J C on September 2, 2022 at 6:20 am

    Look up Andrew Wommack’s A Better Way To Pray and Within Heaven’s Gates by Rebecca Springer 😇

  20. Investing for Tomorrow on September 2, 2022 at 6:26 am

    How much more deserving of the Medal of Freedom than a con-artist preaching conspiracy theories! The entire content of this video should be required viewing and tested on by every child before the sixth grade.

  21. Vijay Arya on September 2, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Thank you all very much

  22. Awesome Dave on September 2, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Thank you for sharing

  23. majibento on September 2, 2022 at 6:28 am

    I used to eat lemons with salt on them as a kid and skip brushing my teeth at night… one of my biggest regrets

  24. Alexandra Alexandra on September 2, 2022 at 6:31 am

    It’s a wonder you didn’t mention how poisonous fluoride is!!! Not to mention that many people cannot afford a dentist…

  25. Cadets1986 on September 2, 2022 at 6:31 am

    stop rewarding kids with sugar. it’s killing their body and their teeth

  26. Petra44YT Nein! on September 2, 2022 at 6:31 am

    It’s idiotic to add fluorides to ALL the water you use for cooking, bathing and showering!!! Just add it to toothpaste, that’s enough.

  27. MJ F on September 2, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Do you have a video about Candida? The back of my tongue has always had white stuff on it. I can brush some of it off but comes right back. I believe some skin molds are related to Candida. Is it bad for teeth? I’ve had lots of cavities my whole life.

  28. LosOcho Homes on September 2, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Thank you, Marielle. Yes, it would be great if Doctors actually could answer those types of questions and recommend a proper course of action. I doubt most would have the knowledge, training, and/or the initiative to find the answers for themselves. How can we figure this out ourselves? Not counting on Drs…waist of time.

  29. Kittra Moore on September 2, 2022 at 6:35 am

    Fluoride is poison.

  30. Richard San Jose on September 2, 2022 at 6:36 am

    So if Harvard researchers are willing to take cash from some sugar group to lie to the public what kind of a university system do we actually have it’s pretty sick

  31. Starchy Guy on September 2, 2022 at 6:37 am

    Flouride is also a pollution that turned into being healthy for you after we couldn’t filter it out, Thanks corporate for all your illegal dumping.

  32. Nilly K on September 2, 2022 at 6:40 am

    It sucks to live in the US though. You guys are bombarded with sugar unlike us in Europe. Also, you have to have a separate health insurance for teeth. That’s mental.
    Poor people.

  33. SunnySmiles SunShine on September 2, 2022 at 6:40 am

    I certainly agree about SUGAR. BUT: FLUORIDE is a POISON. There has Never been an HONEST study to show/prove Fluoride is beneficial to our teeth in ANY way. Fluoride does NOT prevent cavities.

  34. Sandy Vizcarra on September 2, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Great Ted Talk. Only slightly disappointed in that she is not aware drinking Fluoride is not good for our health. But overall very good info and viewpoint. 😁

  35. Mel jc on September 2, 2022 at 6:44 am

    There is suga in some toothpaste and mouth wash as well.

  36. Berserker Blade on September 2, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Just gimme a brick of flouride to gnaw on. Apparently its edible food.

  37. Rene on September 2, 2022 at 6:44 am

    It’s funny when you search iron and teeth, only papers from the 1930-40s come up. Looks like there has been a strict censorship on serious research in teeth wrt health ever since WW2.

    Luckily there’s cattle:
    Hemochromatosis is an inherited defect in Salers cattle, characterized by increased iron absorption and wasting in young animals. Loss of teeth and soft bones has been reported (2004)

  38. Ann Porter on September 2, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Disappointed with Harvard !

  39. Sn ow on September 2, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Interesting. but it’s thinking like dentists OR doctors really care about us. 15 minutes, what’s up here’s a pill.

  40. Niranjan Ganjawala on September 2, 2022 at 6:47 am

    Sugar should be labelled as White Poison

  41. Jessica Ingram on September 2, 2022 at 6:47 am

    Watch Poison on Tap…there’s another issue that needs to be addressed.

  42. Jeremy Quan on September 2, 2022 at 6:48 am

    I still didn’t learn how to detect when my teeth are showing a warning, and what that warning will be for the health of my body. Can someone help answer this for me?

  43. David Lomas on September 2, 2022 at 6:49 am

    They should make things as we used to.

  44. Michelle Gutierrez on September 2, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Make dental care more affordable.

  45. Minakshi Sen on September 2, 2022 at 6:54 am

    Sorry, not a word can b heard. Could not follow…

  46. Hugh2Hoob on September 2, 2022 at 6:54 am

    my dad had bad teeth and outlived everyone lol
    My family that brushed a lot all got cancer
    Toothpaste is poisonous imo

  47. AdamPlayz587 on September 2, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Teeth walking in without their owner 😁 That joke killed! Great stuff

  48. m_d_l_a on September 2, 2022 at 6:55 am

    I bet Dentist didn’t see the meth pandemic coming their way…

  49. valentina kovacevic on September 2, 2022 at 6:58 am

    The same people that cant afford dental healthcare are the people that cant afford sugarfree diet.